Best Coffee Shop
Published: September 21, 2011
851 W. 36th St., (410) 243-1262, sprocoffee.com
Yes, it’s all a bit precious: the prodigious beverage menu, the coffee made to order by the cup, the tall glass apparatus that wouldn’t look out of place in a chemistry lab through which brown liquid slowly drips. But walk by early or surprisingly late—the cafe is open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays—and the storefront tables are full of hipsters sipping and surfing the net. They know, as we do, that the performance pays off. Nowhere else is caffeine given this much attention, and the coffee is damn good.